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Introduction to xAPI for Instructional Designers (Code-Free!)

There is a 5 student minimum to run this course.

Course Date Course Time Price Seats
Oct 6 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Geek-Free Intro to xApi

As adoption of xAPI takes hold, it allows for more robust and interesting tracking of the learning process. As actual performance and results data are integrated with learning metrics, we will have the data we need to tailor the learning process to individual needs at the same time that we can draw more useful conclusions about the learning as a whole across a wider population.

This leaves instructional designers with a set of critical questions: How does this impact my work? What tools do I need? What data should I track? What infrastructure does my organization need to be able to take advantage of this? … How do I do it?

After an introduction to xAPI and how it's different from the SCORM-based LMS environment we're familiar with, you’ll have an opportunity to get hands-on with some lightweight xAPI tools to get the hang of it. After that, you’ll have a chance to evaluate the tools and options for taking your first steps with xAPI.

Who should attend this class?

  • Anyone who is new to xAPI and needs to get started
  • Experienced instructional designers who are curious about the opportunity xAPI represents but don’t know how to communicate it to get buy-in
  • Leaders, managers, instructional designers, and others who need to understand where learning analytics is heading

Where is this class held?

This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students can speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your training needs.

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Session Objectives:

  • Define xAPI and describe its advantages over SCORM
  • Send simple xAPI statements using a web-based tool
  • Use an xAPI statement viewer to see statements recorded in an LRS
  • Select data providers (elearning and others) for an xAPI project
  • Evaluate the organization’s learning ecosystem and how best to include an LRS

About Your Instructor

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and, of course, the xAPI. TorranceLearning hosts the xAPI Learning Cohort, a free, virtual 12-week learning-by-doing opportunity where teams form on the fly and create proof-of-concept xAPI projects.

Megan is the author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI. She is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide. TorranceLearning projects have won several Brandon Hall Group awards, the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn, and back-to-back eLearning Guild DemoFest Best-In-Show awards in 2016/2017 with xAPI projects. TorranceLearning is a 2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Communication and an MBA, Megan lives and works near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Megan is a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP).

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Karin [Rex] was great and engaging. I would love to take another class with her. I love how we had all the items we needed to create a course provided to us so we could have a finished example at the end.
Adina Ringler